Loudness War

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Loudness War

by Xmint » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:05 am

Hi guys! I'm sure you have been heard about the "Loudness war". This is the trend of increasing audio levels to the max although by doing this, music loses a lot of dynamics. I have a question about this:

When sending a demo to a label, what is the best choice? Is it better to have a mastered track that it still keeps some dynamic range or push this track to the max and gain some loudness? I've been analyzing some songs and most of progressive house tracks have an average loudness of -4dB or -5dB RMS. Loudness in big room is still bigger going around -2dB or -3dB RMS. What do you think it's the sweet spot of loudness? How loud do you master your tracks?

I would want to know your opinion about this and how loud you send your tracks to labels! Thank you very much in advance!

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